Egg stuck to turner - Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sjisty, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I have an incubator with every slot in the turner full. This morning I started candling the eggs. One of them is stuck tight to the turner! I'm afraid if I try too hard to get it loose, it will break and make a mess in the incubator and then what do I do with all those eggs? If I just leave it in there and it explodes, then I'm back to still having a (smelly) mess in the incubator and probably ruined eggs.

    Any suggestions?
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    well. You COULD take all the other eggs out, lay them on the bottum of the incubator,

    or in an eggcarton in the incubator, take the egg turner out, get the egg out, if it beaks,

    wash the turner, and put all back in the turner how it was before. [​IMG] Heh, sorry this happened.

    ...How DID it get stuck anyways?
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    You can cover the stuck egg, so if it does blow, it will be contained. Why not pop out the turner in a dark room real quick, put a light under the egg[turners have holes in the bottom] and see if it is dead or alive. If dead, knock yourself out trying to get it.
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    or... you could just try dripping some water around the edges of the egg where it meets the turner... it's probably egg goo that didn't get washed off from last hatch, or something on the outside of the egg that melted in the heat. Most substances like that will dissolve or soften in water and allow you to remove the egg safely.
  5. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
  6. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    North Carolina
    Your stuck egg has a hairline crack. Just enough white seeped out to dry to the turner like glue. A little warm water on a Q-tip will un-stick it.
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    use oil
  8. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Ive had a few do that. I have learned to leave them. I Tried to unstick one and broke it. It was 5 days till hatch day: broke my heart. Good luck
  9. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    I had the same thing happen with two going into lock down. I actually peeled off the shell on one, but after many hours reading on BYC forums I just grabbed scotch tape and fixed it. One was too stuck and I just left it on. It actually released an hour or so later because it was closer to the humidity at the bottom on the wire. Don't worry. it can still hatch on the turner.

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